You can bet there are some big smiles hiding behind the masks—children at Virginia Beach’s Armed Services YMCA camp are the proud owners of some brand new picture books, thanks to a Women United book group who donated them to the United Way of South Hampton Roads (UWSHR). UWSHR is underwriting Arts for Learning’s residencies […]
Atumpan consists of African Griot, Corey Staten and LaQuita Staten as the support musician and storyteller. These artists have been performing through Arts for Learning for over ten years and bring traditional African stories to students in Virginia on African Djembes. Their unique delivery offers an engaging and powerful approach for educational programming and teaches students about oral traditions in African countries, the role of the Griot, the importance of the drum, and the moral lessons learned by growing up in a village.